Klaus Pichler is a photographer living and working in Vienna, Austria. He spent the last three years focusing on a series called “Skeletons in the Closet,” photographing the hidden parts of the Natural History Museum in Vienna. Over the past two years his series has gained reputable recognition, having been exhibited in international photography festivals such as Voies Off Arles, Delhi Photo Festival, Belfast Photo Festival, Circulations Festival Paris, eyes-on Festival Vienna) and has been showcased in international magazines and online sources (a.o. NY Times Lens Blog, Conscientious, Feature Shoot, BBC…) Today we share that series.
SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET
Skeletons in the Closet (2009-2012) is a photo series focusing on the backstage areas of the Natural History Museum Vienna. The book features a selection of photographs from the non-public parts of the museum, including storage rooms, basements and depots. The non-staged photographs of the series highlight the random interactions between the stored exhibits amongst each other or the surrounding spaces. Skeletons in the Closet is a collection of sometimes absurd sceneries and strange still lives, accompanied by written reflections on the bloody past of natural history museums.
BOOK ‘SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET’, 2013
112 pages, 63 images, 21x21cm, hardbound, limited to 750 hand numbered
copies. Pictures by Klaus Pichler, Texts by Julia Edthofer, Herbert
Justnik and Klaus Pichler
€ 30,-/$ 40,- plus P&P
LIMITED EDITION, limited to 50 copies, signed and numbered
Book ‘Skeletons in the Closet’
Print ‘Monkey, Badger, Mirror’, 20x25cm (printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art
Ultra Smooth Photo Rag, signed and numbered)
Fossil Shark Tooth in Display
Delivered in a customized cardboard box
€ 100,-/ $ 135,- plus P&P
Buy your copy here.
For more information on Klaus, please visit his website.